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From Anis KADRI <>
Subject Re: Brainstorming Proposal: Implementing apps as plugins
Date Wed, 13 Feb 2013 07:11:19 GMT
BTW, because I happen to like contradictions. Plugins are not completely
free-form. They still require some sort of directory structure for every
supported platform (right now: iOS, Android and BlackBerry 10).
Precisely, src/{ios,android,BlackBerry10} needs to be there or libraries
(on android, bb10) and everything (on ios) will fail to install. Of course
this can be (and should be) changed but I am just stating the current state.

On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 11:01 PM, Anis KADRI <> wrote:

> I'd like to see where the overlap is before jumping in and merging the two
> code bases.
> I think that by essence plugins and apps are different. Even though they
> are close in that they both have manifest/assets/native files.
> I also like the existence of discrete tools that do one job rather than
> one big tool that does everything. Andrew Lunny separated
> the functionalities of pluginstall into multiple tools when he initially
> started it (node-xcode, node-plist, etc...). It's also so much easier for
> someone new to the project to just jump in and contribute. Besides some
> people are already using plugman separately and don't need the extra sugar
> provided by cordova-cli.
> I see cordova-cli as super-master-script that uses multiple tools to
> create/build/debug/emulate/install plugins that just focused on the project
> side of things... but maybe I got it wrong.
> This is just a brain dump and I can be convinced otherwise. Maybe we can
> schedule some sort of Google+ hangout to discuss this. Fil you've got a
> Google+ account now, yah :-) ?
> -a

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